Chris is a commercial real estate lawyer with Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chris is an associate attorney in the Real Estate Practice Group, where he assists business owners, developers, alternative energy leaders, landlords, and tenants with their commercial real property needs. Practicing law is a second career for Chris, who previously was the manager of a construction group for a southeastern environmental services company. Since beginning his practice as a real estate attorney with a prominent Marietta law firm, Chris has helped advise local and regional developers, homebuilders, and national investors on the purchase and sale of raw land, subdivisions, hotels, commercial office buildings, and mixed-use properties.
Since early 2017, Chris has assisted with the leasing of over 1,000,000 square feet of office space in the southeast, 120,000 of retail space for national retailers, and acquisitions/dispositions of commercial buildings and properties in excess of $422 Million. In addition, Chris has devoted his time to pro bono activities through the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, by assisting and defending artists with limited means. For his pro bono work, Chris was honored by Georgia Lawyers for the Arts in 2015 as the attorney of the year. Chris graduated from Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership class in May 2018, and is actively involved in ULI Atlanta, participating with Atlanta’s real estate leaders in shaping the future of the City’s growth. He was also selected as a “Georgia Rising Star” in Real Estate for 2018. Although Chris is not originally from Atlanta, he has shown himself to be a leader by quickly immersing himself in the community and its vast network and becoming invested in the future.
Chris is a member of the Advisory Board of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. In addition to his involvement with the Urban Land Institute and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Chris has just finished his term on the Board of Directors of Destiny’s Daughters of Promise (“DDP”) (focused on providing mentorship to teen girls in Cobb County). DDP is a Cobb County based non-profit that provides leadership training for at-risk girls in middle school and high school. As a board member, Chris was responsible for establishing and maintaining DDP’s core mission, fundraising, and event planning. Working with the board provided Chris with the opportunity develop his leadership skills in a setting that allows for diverse viewpoints among passionate people. Chris is also a former member of the Marietta Arts Council, a group whose mission is to assist the City of Marietta with integrating the arts into the public space. Chris helped plan an arts festival to commemorate the opening of Marietta’s portion of the Mountain to River Trail in early 2018. As a father of four children in elementary, middle, and high school, Chris is also involved in the community through coaching youth soccer, involvement with the Boy Scouts, and the Marietta High School marching band.
Chris worked in the environmental and construction industries for eight years prior to attending law school, and gained valuable management and sales experience, as well as many practical skills as a construction contractor that are directly applicable to his real estate practice.
Admitted to practice in Georgia; member of the State Bar of Georgia (Real Property Law; Business; and Local Government sections); Cobb County Bar Association; Cobb County Young Lawyer Division; Atlanta Bar Association (Real Estate (Secretary) and Litigation sections); member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
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